Whenever we get the chance to hear two of the greatest minds of our time talk, we are obliged to listen. Sam Harris sat with Yuval Noah Harari for almost two hours and we should count ourselves lucky to have this recording.
A takeaway I’ll certainly be thinking more about is why systems often couldn’t work out of sample because we’d have to adjust for technology (and education, amongst others). We can’t apply democracy to a feudal system of hundreds of years ago and we can’t apply our current form of democracy to a future system we can’t imagine yet. Life is tricky.
Harari’s new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, is out soon, and this preview makes me very, very excited.